It makes sense to consult a doctor if you struggle with long-term and ongoing problems with heartburn (more than once a week, worsening, or continuous over time). This is especially if you have experienced sleep problems (diagnosed or not) or any of the silent symptoms listed above. Acid reflux, for instance, could be the reason you have problems with insomnia.
The A.W.AK.E. community of sleep health support groups initially started in response to the needs of sleep apnea patients who needed help with their PAP therapy, but these local meetings have since expanded to focus on and serve the needs of people with all sleep disorders, not just sleep apnea.
This entry in our “What about…?” comorbid conditions series discusses how shift work disorder has a defining influence on the development and progression of cancer. In order to understand how poor sleep influences shift work disorder and cancer, first you need to understand what sleep does for us at the cellular level, and how shift work leads to circadian disruption.
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